I made this layout during my "Day 29 of 30 Days of Scrapbook Videos". After making the video I added the embroidery floss to the letter stickers to make them stand out a bit more.
See the post below for a link to the scrapbook process video I made while making this page.
Supplies: Jenni Bowlin butterfly rub on; washi tapes and border stickers from Little Yellow Bicycle and Recollections, white cardstock, Project Life journal cards; red embroidery floss, and black and red letter stickers.
So I'm back to making scrapbook process videos after a brief jaunt into the world of video scrapbooking which resulted in my family not really wanting to see the videos and me losing 30 You Tube subscribers! I did like making the videos and watching them but not so much on uploading and editing them. I'm thinking that I'll do the scrapbook videos from time to time - maybe once a week but not every day.
Today's process video uses a sketch from Scrapbooks Etc. with 3 photos and my layout is about a Girl's Night for my daughter and I to the Taylor Swift Red Tour concert; I even used memorabilia ephemera in the form of the Ticketmaster tickets on my scrpabook page. I also used washi tapes and border stickers from Little Yellow Bicycle.
During the video I complete the layout and discuss scrapbook improv, Shimelle's process videos, video scrapbooking, and our fake Thanksgiving celebration today and that I'm back to making scrapbook process videos. Thanks for sticking in there with me during my video scrapbooking experiment.
Hey Scrapbookers and Welcome Back to Stash Scrapping September:
This month I committed myself to finish all those layouts that I started but didn't finish. Many of my started layouts are what I call "Half-Baked" meaning I've placed background papers and photos. Some of my started pages fall more into the category of "Shimelle's Starting Points" and this one is just that - although I made it so long ago I can't actually remember if it was a starting point or not - anyone know?
So this page was made so long ago that I seriously think it is ugly now. And the horizontal brown paper isn't even straight! Like, I don't like this started page at all. But I didn't let that stop me. I forced myself to get it finished because of this blog series. So first thing I did was to cover up as much of the "ugly" paper as I could with photos and I had some first day of school photos handy.
So I'm quite happy with the result because I covered up most of the ugly on my starting point - and I even like that "ugly" paper now in this context. The transparencies are from the new Allison Kreft line as is the little camera charm - which I am completely in love with. So I took an old ugly starting point and turned it into a layout I actually sort of love.
*** Thank you for stopping by and please leave a comment, I'd love to know if you use Shimelle's Starting Points or if you use sketches or some other type of way to get the scrapbook page started.
Welcome to Stash Scrapping September - a blog series in which I finish old layouts:
Except this isn't an old layout! What?! I know! I'm a rebel like that - I don't even follow my own rules! But the setting up of the rules and going a bit down the "by the rules" road often times frees up my creativity so that I am more prolific as a scrapbooker when I set up some boundaries. And then when I break them - it feels fun for me. Rebellion is a motivator for me. (Side Note: I have been encouraging Debbie Hodge of Masterful Scrapbook Design to do a issue on Rebel Scrapbooking - so if you are at all interested - email her or post on her blog to get the ball rolling there - I think it would be so much fun.) Not everyone is motivated by breaking the rules - some people are (gasp) motiviated by towing the line. To find out how you are motivated, I encourage you to visit Sally Hogshead's site to discover the 7 Triggers of Fascination. No she's not paying me for the links, I just happen to be a fan of hers and I have seen her speak in person a couple times at lawyer seminars and she is a delightful speaker - she does have some free videos on vimeo Sally Hogshead Video . In Hogshead's system: I am a "Maverick Leader" while my husband was either "The Maintainer" or the "The Good Citizen" so you can imagine that we have lots of headbutting on issues of change. Check out all the personality types here: The Personality Archetypes Chart. I think that when you know yourself better through personality type quizzes like this one or like the old standby The Myers Briggs Test - Free at Human Metrics.com.
What does this have to do with scrapbooking? Um, it doesn't except that I really think that it helps creativity when you "mash up" (another potato reference - see the last couple of posts for "half-baked" scrapbook pages) two totally different things: like improvisational comedy + scrapbooking or yoga + scrapbooking or personality types + scrapbooking. (you can insert something else for scrapbooking - like knitting or photography or whatever - but this is a scrapbooking blog so I'll stick with that here).
So what is this scrapbook page "We Finally Found the Perfect School" all about? Well, this is my daughter's 3rd elementary school and she is only in the 4th grade and we haven't even moved! So its kind of a Goldilocks of Schools story - we finally hit the target. I thought these 6x6 papers from the new Allison Kreft line "recorded" were perfect since there are hearts and arrows and targets - like we finally hit the mark.
Thanks for stopping by and please leave a comment, I'd love to hear what you are working on or what scrapbooking blocks you might have. Also, I'd love to know your personality type - as mentioned above I'm a "maverick leader" in Sally's system and I'm an "ENFP" on the Myers Briggs which is also known as "The Inspirer".
When I started modern scrapbooking over ten years ago, I always wondered why there weren't more quiling patterns - everyone was cutting their photos into circles and hearts and stars - but we didn't see any diamonds, hexagons or TRIANGLES! So I've been so happy to see these quilting shapes in scrapbooking in the past year or so as the latest and greatest and trendiest.
The Triangle shape is perfect for this page about our farewell to the St. Petersburg Pier since the Pier is and invertered pyramid (or triangle) that was built in 1973 and its been there for the 25 years I've lived in St. Petersburg, Florida and for my kids' whole lives - they'll be tearing it down soon so we went to take one last look at this beloved landmark.
Ok, let me first say that I love these photos and I like this layout. I even felt like the fussy cutting at the top wasn't too much work. BUT there is something that seems glaringly obviously wrong now that I look at the layout on the computer. Can you tell what it is?
Hint: The problem is in this photo clear as day.
Did you find it? If you did, please leave a comment with the error.
The heart motif was inspired by the CHA Summer 2013 peeks of the releases which include lots and lots and lots of hearts. The colors and the chevrons were inspired by this Crate Paper line called "The Pier."
Let me just say that I love the motif and pattern assignments for the creative team at Get It Scrapped, it is so fun to see how everyone interprets the same prompt in different ways. Here's my take on the Folk Art:
These photos of my daughter at a petting zoo on a field trip when she was in kindergarten sparked memories from my own childhood about goats! Here is my journaling:
* Grandma Grace used to bring me to Buttonwood Park to feed the goats and there was a "goat lady" in Darmouth, Mass.
* My aunt Carolyn Fenderson is a goat farmer in Providence, Rhode Island.
* These photos were taken at the Lowry Park Zoo during Allison's Kindergarten Field Trip in 2010.
Hello and Welcome to the Get It Scrapped Creative Team Blog Hop!
I am so happy to be starting my second year on the Get It Scrapped Creative Team along with these fabulous scrapbookers:
As you hop along the Get It Scrapped Creative Team Blog Hop, you will see exciting new layouts from the Creative Team inspired by their favorite articles at Get It Scrapped and you will get awesome discounts on Masterful Scrapbook Design issues - so don't miss a stop!
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I love that I can go to Get It Scrapped and find a scrapbooking article that I can put to immediate use. Many times, I have a particular number of photos I'd like to use on a scrapbooking layout and Get It Scrapped has so many posts and ideas for scrapbooking pages by the numbers of photos you have. This article about 3 Photo Scrapbook Pages inspired my three layouts:
This article makes building scrapbook pages so easy! This layout about my son was inspired by the GIS article and it went together so quickly with Tip #2: Use One Large Photo and Two Smaller Photos (all of my photos started as 4x6 photos), here it is:
Supplies for this layout: Stacy Julian's Photo Freedom Paper for Echo Park; Knock Knock Stuff Note; and KI Memories Bejeweled transparency.
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